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Company Overview of Detroit Diesel Corporation

Company Overview

Detroit Diesel Corporation designs and manufactures aftermarket and remanufactured products for diesel and alternative fuel engines. It offers a range of diesel engines and engine-related products for automotive, construction, industrial, marine, military, railways, and mining industries. The company also provides electronic and software products, such as infrared information system, Pocket Diagnostic Link, ProDriver, and Diagnostic Link Software. Detroit Diesel Corporation was founded in 1987 and is based in Detroit, Michigan. As of October 13, 2000, Detroit Diesel Corporation operates as a subsidiary of Daimlerchrysler AG.

13400 Outer Drive West

Detroit, MI 48239-4001

United States

Founded in 1987

6,660 Employees





Key Executives for Detroit Diesel Corporation

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 55
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance
Age: 66
Executive Vice President of Engineering and Operations
Age: 73
Chief Compliance Officer and Program Manager of 2010 Emission Program
Age: 65
Chief Quality Officer
Age: 55
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Detroit Diesel Corporation Key Developments

Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation and Detroit Diesel Corporation Appoints Roger Nielsen as President and Chief Executive Officer, Effective April 1, 2017

Roger Nielsen has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and its affiliated companies Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation and Detroit Diesel Corporation effective as of April 1, 2017. He succeeds Martin Daum who became Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Daimler Trucks and Buses on March 1, 2017. Since 2001, Roger Nielsen has been chief operating officer responsible for the entire DTNA manufacturing network, as well as all levels of operations in quality, supplier management, logistics, and customer application engineering. In addition, he has overseen Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation and DTNA's continuous improvement programs.

The U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency Announce Detroit Diesel to Pay $28.5 Million in Fines and Pollution-Reduction Projects to Resolve Violations of the Federal Clean Air Act

The U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced that Detroit Diesel will pay $28.5 million in fines and pollution-reduction projects to resolve violations of the federal Clean Air Act. The company was cited by the federal regulators for selling heavy-duty diesel engines that were not certified by the EPA and did not meet applicable emission standards. Detroit Diesel will pay a $14-million civil penalty and spend another $14.5 million on projects to reduce nitrogen oxide and other air pollutants, including replacing high-polluting school buses and locomotive engines with models that meet current emission standards. The government's complaint, filed along with the settlement announcement, alleges that Detroit Diesel violated the Clean Air Act by producing and selling 7,786 heavy-duty diesel engines for use in trucks and buses in model year 2010 without a valid, EPA-issued certificate demonstrating conformity with Clean Air Act standards to control nitrogen oxide, or NOx, emissions. The engines also didn't comply with emission standards for 2010 model year engines. The school bus and locomotive engine replacement projects that are part of the settlement will reduce ambient air levels of nitrogen oxide and other pollutants. Dave Giroux, director of corporate communications for Daimler Trucks North America, in an e-mailed statement, said Detroit Diesel received an unexpected increase in customer orders for model year 2009 engines in the second half of 2009.

Union Workers at Detroit Diesel Ratify 5-Year Contract

Union workers at Detroit Diesel have ratified a 5-year contract that raises compensation and commits the Daimler Trucks North America subsidiary to future work. The agreement ratified May 24, 2016 by UAW Local 163 includes a $5,000 signing bonus and a wage increase for all classifications. It also includes pension increases for pension-eligible employees and an increased company matching contribution for non-pension eligible employees.

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